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This book will represent an important update for cardiologists, anaesthesiologists, cardiac surgeons and intensivists
Aim of the volume is to describe the intensive control of the cardiologic patient. Mechanisms concerning cardiovascular emodynamics and interpretation of cardiovascular function in the perioperative period and in intensive care are described. Particular importance is given to diagnosis and treatment of the so-called dangerous arrhythmias in the perioperative period, to cardiac rhythm disturbances caused by drugs overdose and by electrolytic alterations.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Bypass - Myocardial ischemia - cardiology - cardiovascular - cardiovascular function - cardiovascular system - care - complications - critical care - echocardiography - infection - intensive care - intensive care unit - prevention - surgery
Basic Mechanims of the Cardiovascular System.- 1 — Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation.- Measurement and Applications of the Cardiovascular System.- 2 — How to Interpret Cardiac Output and Haemodynamic Indexes.- Monitoring of the Cardiovascular System.- 3 — Computer-Based Cardiovascular Monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit.- 4 — Transesophageal Echocardiography at the Bedside in the Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Dysfunction.- 5 — Advances in Echocardiographic Evaluation of Critically Ill Patients.- 6 — Echo Doppler Aortic Blood Flow Measurement. Technique, Devices, Problems and Progress.- Clinical Spectrum of Cardiovascular Dysfunction (First Part).- 7 — Dangerous Perioperative Arrhythmias: Diagnosis and Management.- 8 — Physiologic Imbalance as a Cause of Cardiac Arrhytmias.- 9 — Temporary Pacing for Prevention and Management of Perioperative Arrhythmias.- Clinical Spectrum of Cardiovascular Dysfunction (Second Part).- 10 — Detection and Significance of Myocardial Ischemia in the Perioperative Period.- 11 — Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Steps in the Treatment.- 12 — Management Strategies for Acute Myocardial Infarction.- 13 — Management of Cardiovascular Dysfunction after Cardiac Surgery.- 14 — Complications in the Periopertive Period of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.- 15 — Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Edema in the Perioperative Period.- Main Symbols.